COVID-19, Practice Caution for Older People

We are deeply worried about the pandemic of the new coronavirus infection around the world. It is so sad to hear many people die due to COVID-19, especially older people with comorbidities such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lung disease, etc., have a higher risk for mortality. It is of course important for us to avoid the infection, but at the same time we should avoid the secondary effect of self-restraint due to the pandemic. Therefore, the Japan Geriatrics Society has decided to raise awareness of “prevention of frailty” during the pandemic. We are afraid that in some cities and countries going out might be strictly prohibited, so you might have to change the contents of this poster depending on the current situation of your community. We do hope we can overcome this hard time by human wisdom.

March, 2020

Masahiro Akishita, President, The Japan Geriatrics Society
Hidenori Arai, Chairman, Subcommittee on Frailty and Sarcopenia